Restoring Archives in Chengdu Municipal Archives

release time:June 7th,2018

On June 7, 2018, the "Home in Chengdu - Story on Archives", an event jointly hosted by the Chengdu Municipal Archives Bureau, Chengdu Municipal Archives and Chengdu Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs Office, took place at the Chengdu Municipal Archives. Allow me to recap the highlights of the day.


Touring the Chengdu Story


Accompanied by the explanation from on-site staff, the foreign guests toured the large-scale immersive archive exhibition Chengdu Story and experienced the brilliant Chengdu culture.


Precious photographic archives ushered the foreign guests into a "time machine" and opened their eyes to the development of Chengdu over the past many years.


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List of household registration in Chengdu in 1941 ↓


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Guess what they saw in this "mirror"?


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Photos used by Sichuan Film Studio Company to recruit actors and actresses. These were the up-and-comers of those bygone days!


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Experience Archive Restoration & Papering


In this event, the foreign guests got up close with archives at the Chengdu Municipal Archives. Under the guidance from professional archive-restoring staffs, the guests experienced archive-restoring with a solution made from water and flour.


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Newly fortified documents fresh off the grill!


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Archives of an International Flair


The Chengdu Municipal Archives exhibited 20 sets of precious historical materials.


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Archives Transfering Ceremony


The Archives Transfering Ceremony launched! The Consulate-General of the Republic of Poland in Chengdu, the Consulate-General of the Republic of Singapore in Chengdu and the Consulate-General of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in Chengdu all presented precious files to the Chengdu Municipal Archives.


A high-grade replica of the official letter of the establishment of the Consulate-General of the Republic of Poland in Chengdu was presented to the Chengdu Municipal Archives.


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An old license plate of the Consulate-General of the Republic of Singapore in Chengdu was presented to the Chengdu Municipal Archives.


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Pakistan-China, All Weather Friendship, a memorabilia photo album compiled by the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Beijing, was presented by the Consulate-General of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in Chengdu to the Chengdu Municipal Archives. 


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Group photo at the end of the event.


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In order to thoroughly improve the quality of foreign-related services, the Chengdu Municipal Government initiated the "Home in Chengdu" Project for foreigners in 2016, which aims to better promote Chengdu Culture and narrate Chengdu's stories through the hosting of a wide range of cultural exchanges and folk customs experiential activities. The "Home in Chengdu - Story on Archives" event was specially hosted by the Chengdu Municipal Archives Bureau, Chengdu Municipal Archives and Chengdu Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs Office. The event utilized the International Archives Day as an opportunity to promote Chengdu's historical heritage in foreign opening-up efforts, tell the city's stories of international exchanges and humanities, drive the robust growth of archival endeavors and assist in the exposure of the city brand.


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